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    Help for a newbie

    Hello all,
    I've got a new Haas TM3-P and seem to have trouble setting work offsets with the probe. The trouble I have is that sometimes it goes through the probe cycle and it automatically posts the...
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    We are a general fab shop and do mostly...

    We are a general fab shop and do mostly architectural. We bought it to help out with the work we were sending to laser shops and having issues with turn around time. It's fairly new to us, 6months...
  3. Thread: Techni Waterjet

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    That's pretty much the way I'm leaning. I don't...

    That's pretty much the way I'm leaning. I don't want to try to go after super high dollar work and the headache that brings to justify the expense of buying an add on that I don't really need at the...
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    I like the idea of the submersible pump even if...

    I like the idea of the submersible pump even if it just helps a little. Seems a simple and cheap way to extend the time between clean outs. I'm imagining that thin material is where most of the...
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    I agree that Ellis is good bang for the buck,I...

    I agree that Ellis is good bang for the buck,I used to have one but sold it for some reason but overall I could'nt fault it for the money. These days I have a Marvel vertical saw and some cold saws....
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    Great information,thank you all. I'm definitely...

    Great information,thank you all.
    I'm definitely leaning away from the 5 axis mostly because I would need to jump up in table size to be able to fully cut 5'x10' sheets and I can't really justify it...
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    Thank you for the link Street, I believe they...

    Thank you for the link Street, I believe they have their own servo driven pump and moved away from KMT several years ago although I can't say if they make their current pump in house. No one else...
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    Techni Waterjet

    Hello all,
    I'm looking to add a Techni waterjet to our architectural metal fab shop and would love to hear peoples thoughts on these particular machines but mostly about my dilemma of whether the 5...
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    The stainless is 304 I believe and the plate...

    The stainless is 304 I believe and the plate thickness is 2mm. It will be etched both sides and several plates will be sandwiched together to form a cell. Is material warping a problem with this...
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    Photo Chemical Etching

    Is there anyone on here who can provide me with information on this type of equipment or where to get this type of work done here in the states.
    We are looking to get a honeycomb pattern etched...
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    Adding new tube sizes in Inventor 2013

    Is there an easy way to add a custom tube size to the library in Inventor 2013. I would like to add smaller size tubing for when I am doing weldments so if anyone knows of a handy way to do this then...
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    It's interesting how everyone has their own way...

    It's interesting how everyone has their own way of doing it. I agree that running an even bigger machine is better considering the thickness of plate you are welding but although I do not have the...
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    Buy the 250.If you are doing 1/2" mostly you will...

    Buy the 250.If you are doing 1/2" mostly you will find the 212 a bit lacking especially if you want to run any dual shield. I have the 212 and its a great machine but when running thicker plate jobs...
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    Re- Lining Vibratory finisher

    Does any one know of places that can re line a vibratory finisher or supply the materials to do it myself. My finisher is a tub type with an opening of 36"x16" and it's about 20" deep.
    I'm in the...
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    I have a Torchmate X machine that I picked up a...

    I have a Torchmate X machine that I picked up a few months ago. It's a 5x10 with torch height control(very important). As stated there is a learning curve as you have to spend some time to figure out...
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    That's what I was thinking. I have recently been...

    That's what I was thinking. I have recently been able to drop my price considerably even though steel prices have been climbing a lot lately.I don't feel like being an interest free bank and taking...
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    Deposits for PO's

    I'm wondering how some of you guys handle this?
    I have been working and manufacturing for a client for the past few years and the relationship has always been very good. As the orders started to get...
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    Good idea on the crimping,I might try it if it...

    Good idea on the crimping,I might try it if it does not crack the powder coat on the outer tube. We actually drill the tube and plug to put a roll pin through it and gets covered with a handle....
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    Bonding powder coated parts.

    Hello All,
    I have a product that involves putting an aluminum powder coated 7/8" round bar into a steel 1.00" tube that is powder coated. The aluminum plug is loose by about .005" and we are hoping...
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    drilling the flute

    Yep it's in the flutes,or at least the outside face of them.

    I was given some samples of some already done with an end mill,but, I'm not sure how long that would last as I know that end mills are...
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    Drilling into a drill bit

    Hello all,
    Thanks in advance for any help with this. I am trying to put a 2mm hole that is 2mm deep into the side of a HSS drill bit.

    My question is to whether it would be better to use some type...
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    solidworks with macbook

    I am running solidworks 2007 on a 3 year old macbook with fusion software.The graphics card is intel GMA 950 and so far it works o.k.
    It is a little jumpy at times when rotating parts and on back to...
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    solidworks on a mac

    Thanks for the replies,after restarting it seemed to figure itself out so I'm back on track.
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    Solidworks running on Macbook

    I'm fairly new to all this so first off I'd like to say hi,and thanks to all who post as there is a tremendous amount of help out there.
    Anyhow,Ive installed solidworks on my macbook with VMware...
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